Everyone agrees that homelessness in San Francisco is a crisis, but throwing more money at the problem–without a plan, benchmarks, or accountability– won’t solve it.
NO PLAN, NO ACCOUNTABILITY
Prop C is the largest tax increase ever proposed in San Francisco—a city that already spends more on homelessness per capita than any other city in the United States—with no plan, no performance benchmarks, and no accountability measures for how the money is spent. That’s $300 million more dollars per year, locked in, forever.
It’s time to get smarter with our priorities.
We already spend $382 million a year on homelessness, and yet, the number of people living in the streets has remained unchanged since 1999. Prop C will increase spending on homelessness to $682 million a year. For comparison, that’s more money than the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, SF Parks, SF Libraries and all of Municipal Transit receives combined.
Our city’s homeless population deserves better than this. They deserve a well-implemented plan—not just throwing more dollars at the problem.
Get the Real Facts
Prop C is the largest tax increase in San Francisco history.
San Francisco already spends more on homelessness than any other city.
The measure will hurt middle-class jobs.
Poor coordination of services. No reforms.
Taxes and more taxes.
What We Really Need
The solution to our homelessness epidemic is not just more money spent the same way – we need to be smarter, more creative and more accountable. In 1999, San Francisco spent $104 million a year on direct services for homelessness and there were 7,000 people living on the streets. Today, the budget is almost four times as large and there are still 7,000 people living on the streets, with more encampments, used needles, and human waste blanketing our sidewalks and storefronts than ever before. Prop C is more of the same – it’s a massive tax increase with no plan and no accountability.
We believe that the most serious issue in our City deserves an equally serious, innovative solution. Unfortunately, Proposition C is not the answer we all are searching for.
Our Board of Supervisors and new Mayor should be given the opportunity to bring the entire city together to pursue a consensus based-plan that will actually make a difference.
We urge you to vote NO on C.
NO ON PROP C
is endorsed by:
Mayor London Breed
State Senator Scott Wiener
Assemblymember David Chiu
Supervisor Katy Tang
Supervisor Catherine Stefani
San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
San Francisco Police Officers Association
Laborers Local 298
Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Chinatown Merchants Association
Hotel Council of San Francisco
SF Republican Party
West Side Democrats
Edwin M. Lee Democratic Club
San Francisco Firefighters Local 798
Chinese American Democratic Club
City Democratic Club
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